Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

“Giselle” by Akram Khan:  Business to Arts panel acknowledged a significant amount of uncertainty as Brexit continues to unfold. Photograph: Laurent Liotardo

Irish arts and cultural organisations may be adept at replacing musicians when someone in a band gets sick, or moving outdoor productions inside when (...)

Akram Khan’s ‘Giselle’ with the English National Ballet

Not a single white tutu or flowery headdress appears in Akram Khan’s Giselle, and dismissing these conventions helps melt away some common perceptions(...)

Stephen Faloon with the Livres sign he picked out of a skip in Paris.

Stephen Faloon, the manager of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, maintains that he can’t sing, dance or act, yet always knew he was destined for a life in(...)

Pupils of the Lion King junior cast from Scoil Realt na Mara, Kilmore, Co Wexford, Best Overall School Musical Winners at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Separate productions of The Lion King Junior have won two of the big prizes at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. Scoil Réalt na Mara from(...)

A stage musical version of the hit Tom Hanks movie Big, bound for the West End, will premiere in Dublin at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in December. T(...)